WE ARE HONORED TO SHARE THIS YEAR'S SWING FOR THE FENCES SPECIAL GUEST, BOB KENDRICK, PRESIDENT OF THE NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL MUSEUM.
In March 2011, Bob Kendrick was named President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM). The NLBM is the world's only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African American baseball and its profound impact on the social advancement of America.
Kendrick is the creator of many signature museum educational programs, including the Hall of Game, which honors former Major League Baseball greats who played the game in the spirit and signature style of the Negro Leagues. Kendrick began his association with the NLBM as a volunteer during his 10-year newspaper career with The Kansas City Star. In his nearly 5 years on the Museum's board, Kendrick served as Secretary/Treasurer and chaired the Membership and Event Planning committees.
Bob Kendrick has become one of the leading authorities on the topic of Negro Leagues Baseball history and its connection to issues relating to sports, race, and diversity. In addition to his many industry honors and awards, he was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
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